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List of famous financiers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top financiers in the world? This includes the most prominent financiers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable financiers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic financiers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned financiers.

List people include Warren Buffett, George Soros and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known financiers to the lesser known financiers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the financier field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous financiers ever?" and "What are the names of famous financiers?" then you're in the right place. (189 items)
Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and as the third wealthiest in 2011. In 2012 Time named Buffett one of the world's most influential people. Buffett is called the "Wizard of Omaha" or "Oracle of Omaha", or the "Sage of Omaha" and is noted for his adherence to value investing and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth. Buffett is a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away ...more

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George Soros is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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George Soros is a Hungarian-born American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his short sale of US$10 billion worth of pounds, giving him a profit of $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis. Soros is one of the thirty richest people in the world. Soros is a well-known supporter of progressive-liberal political causes. Between 1979 and 2011, Soros gave away over $8 billion to human rights, public health, and education causes. He played a significant role in the peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Eastern Europe and provided one of ...more

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Bernard Madoff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff is an American swindler convicted of fraud and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of a Ponzi scheme that is considered to be the largest financial fraud in U.S. history. Madoff founded the Wall Street firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in 1960, and was its chairman until his arrest on December 11, 2008. The firm was one of the top market maker businesses on Wall Street, which bypassed "specialist" firms by directly executing orders over the counter from retail brokers. He employed at the firm his brother Peter, as Senior Managing ...more

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Alexander Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Financiers
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Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, and the founder of the Federalist Party, the world's first voter-based political party. As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration. Hamilton took the lead in the funding of the states' debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He led the Federalist Party, created largely in support of ...more

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